Embodying China’s Educational (Im)Mobilities: Ethnographic Insights

A Sociological Review Foundation Seminar Series

Funded by The Sociological Review Foundation

Organised by Keele University and University of Bath

Co-hosted by King’s College London

Organisers: Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele University) and Professor Catherine Montgomery (University of Bath)

For abstracts of all papers in this seminar series, please click here.

With the quickening pace of economic development in China and the overall shift in political economy globally, China’s approaches towards globalisation, as manifested in its many new forms of mobilities, can have far-reaching social and political impacts on China itself, on Asia and the rest of the world. To date, however, little research has been done to facilitate a systematic sociological understanding of the complex relationships between the Chinese modes of globalisation and their impacts on social change and development of Chinese societies, and the rest of the world.

Taking education as a vehicle, this series of three seminars seeks to answer key questions including:

  • What are the current trends of educational mobilities within and across China?
  • How do group mobilities for education work and what are the impacts on the individuals, the country, and the rest of the world?
  • What does it mean to be educationally (im)mobile in China?
  • How will educational (im)mobilities within and beyond China develop in the future?

 Seminar 1: Embodying China’s educational (im)mobilities: Ethnographic insights

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Venue: CM 0.12, Claus Moser Building, Keele University, ST5 5BG

Time: 12 noon to 5 pm

Confirmed speakers include: Dr Maggi Leung (Universiteit Utrecht), Dr Anni Kajanus (London School of Economics and Harvard University), Dr Peidong Yang(Nanyang Technological University) and Dr Cora Lingling Xu (Keele University)

Registration is free of charge. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please register here.

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